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After a series of reports from the public of suspicious behaviour in the Bakersfield area of Nottingham; the police have increased patrols in the area.

Nottinghamshire Police confirmed this with Chief Inspector Chris Pearson saying in a statement: “We are aware of four incidents on Friday (10 February) and have increased patrols in the area as a result.”

Police are urging the public to assist with the investigation: “We also want to hear from anyone with information, CCTV or dash-cam footage which could help with our inquiries into these incidents.”

“We have been made aware of a number of concerns about aggravated burglaries … no incidents of this nature have been reported”

Chief Inspector Chris Pearson,  NOTTINGHAMSHIRE POLICE

Officers are investigating a burglary on Dovedale Road, where a lock was cut to allow access to the back garden of a house; nothing was taken.

Inquiries are also being made after members of the public reported a group of up to four men and one woman were knocking on doors asking for money on Ferndale Road at around 9:15pm on Friday 10 February.

General view of Dovedale Road, Bakersfield (Image: Google Street View)

Rumours were circulating on social media that more serious crimes had also taken place. Chief Inspector Chris Pearson addressed these rumours in a police statement: “We have been made aware of a number of concerns about aggravated burglaries.”

He went on to dismiss these rumours: “I’d like to reassure residents that no incidents of this nature have been recorded on our systems as being reported to us over recent days.”

Burglary on Dovedale Road

A group of five knocking on doors for money on Ferndale Road

A woman acting suspiciously on Langdale Road

A gate being kicked open on Ipswich Circus

The police urge anyone with any information that could help with their investigation to contact the police: calling 101 and quoting incident number 799 of 10 February 2023.

Alternatively, the public can contact Crimestoppers to anonymously report the crime on 0800 555111.